Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


THIRTY-THIRD DAY--WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1999


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Senator Mathewson in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl R. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Gracious and Almighty God: You created us with many abilities and talents different from each other so that together our gifts complement and supplement each other as we use them to frame and refine the many bills that are before us. Keep us aware of our differences, yet see them as useful in the process of legislating the many and diverse issues facing us this session. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

A quorum being established, the Senate proceeded with its business.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

The Journal of the previous day was read and approved.

The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:

Present--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.


RESOLUTIONS

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 328, regarding Don Hicks, Ste. Genevieve, which was adopted.

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 329, regarding Nancy Moss Hollingsworth, DeSoto, which was adopted.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 414, introduced by Senator Stoll, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 142.815, 142.824, 142.875, 142.905 and 142.908, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to motor fuel tax, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Stoll, SB 414 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bland Ehlmann--2
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Stoll, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Stoll moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Staples moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 268, introduced by Senator Staples, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 8.843, 104.160, 104.180, 226.060, 226.100 and 301.273, RSMo 1994, and section 226.445, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the department of transportation, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Staples, SB 268 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Ehlmann--1
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Staples, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Staples moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Childers moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 152, introduced by Senator Childers, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 226.955, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the preservation of corridors for future state highway construction, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Childers, SB 152 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Childers, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Childers moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Yeckel moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 299, introduced by Senator Yeckel, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 448.3-116, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to condominiums, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Yeckel, SB 299 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Yeckel, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Yeckel moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Sims moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 76, introduced by Senator Banks, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 92.715, 140.100 and 141.830, RSMo 1994, relating to the collection of delinquent taxes, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Banks, SB 76 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Banks, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Banks moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Rohrbach moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 349, introduced by Senator Graves, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 104, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to retirement.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Graves, SB 349 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Banks Staples--2
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Graves, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Graves moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Mathewson moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 410, introduced by Senator Howard, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 70.686, RSMo 1994, relating to retirement benefits for officers and employees of political subdivisions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Howard, SB 410 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Howard, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Howard moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Schneider moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 170, with SCS, introduced by Senator Schneider, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 448.2-117, RSMo 1994, relating to condominium property, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 170, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 170

An Act to repeal section 448.3-106, RSMo 1994, relating to condominium property, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 170 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCS for SB 170 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Schneider moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Graves moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 308 and 314, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 308 and 314

An Act to repeal sections 104.352, 104.354, 104.370 and 104.610, RSMo 1994, and sections 104.010, 104.395, 104.401, 104.410, 104.420, 104.612 and 104.620, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to certain state retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof forty-two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up by Senator Scott.

On motion of Senator Scott, SCS for SBs 308 and 314 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bland Caskey Clay
DePasco Goode House Howard
Jacob Mathewson Mueller Quick
Schneider Scott Sims Staples
Stoll Wiggins--18
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Childers Ehlmann Flotron
Graves Kenney Kinder Klarich
Maxwell Rohrbach Russell Singleton
Steelman Westfall Yeckel--15
Absent--Senator Johnson--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Scott, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Scott moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 8 and 173, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 8 and 173

An Act to amend chapter 192, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to the department of health.

Was taken up by Senator Banks.

On motion of Senator Banks, SCS for SBs 8 and 173 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Flotron--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Banks, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Banks moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Staples moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SS for SCS for SBs 160 and 82, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 160 and 82

An Act to repeal sections 249.645, 386.025, 393.295, 393.705, 393.710, 393.715, 393.725, 393.730, 393.760 and 393.770, RSMo 1994, and sections 247.030, 247.040 and 644.031, RSMo Supp. 1998, and to enact in lieu thereof seventeen new sections relating to water and service services, with an emergency clause for a certain section.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SS for SCS for SBs 160 and 82 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Banks Rohrbach--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senator Rohrbach--1
Absent--Senator Banks--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

On motion of Senator Maxwell, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Maxwell moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

Senator DePasco announced that photographers from the Associated Press had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator House moved that SB 163, with SS and SA 2 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SA 2 was again taken up.

At the request of Senator Jacob, the above amendment was withdrawn.

At the request of Senator House, SS for SB 163 was withdrawn.

Senator House offered SS No. 2 for SB 163, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 2 FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 163

An Act to repeal section 170.011, RSMo 1994, relating to public school instruction, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator House moved that SS No. 2 for SB 163 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator House, SS No. 2 for SB 163 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Stoll moved that SB 346, with SCS and SA 6 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SA 6 was again taken up.

At the request of Senator Mueller, the above amendment was withdrawn.

Senator Mueller offered SA 7:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 7

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 346, Page 27, Section 115.507, Line 4, by adding after said line the following: "The statement shall include a categorization of the number of regular and absentee votes cast in the election, and how those votes were cast; provided however, that absentee votes shall not be reported separately where such reporting would disclose how any single voter cast his or her vote. When absentee votes are not reported separately the statement shall include the reason why such reporting did not occur. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the election authority to tabulate absentee ballots by precinct on election night.".

Senator Mueller moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Flotron offered SA 8, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 8

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 346, Page 37, Section 115.785, Line 9, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"Section 1. When a ballot measure submitted to an election authority has an identical or substantially identical ballot title as another ballot measure that will appear on the same ballot, the election authority shall consult with the governing body that submitted the identical or substantially identical measures and rename one or more of the measures. This section shall not apply to individuals whose names appear on a ballot."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Stoll moved that SCS for SB 346, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Stoll, SCS for SB 346, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

At the request of Senator Wiggins, SB 5 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Banks moved that SB 379, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCA 1 was taken up.

Senator Banks moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Banks, SB 379, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Stoll moved that SB 325, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 325, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 325

An Act to repeal sections 327.011, 327.051, 327.075, 327.091, 327.111, 327.131, 327.141, 327.151, 327.161, 327.171, 327.181, 327.191, 327.201, 327.221, 327.231, 327.241, 327.251, 327.261, 327.272, 327.281, 327.291, 327.312, 327.313, 327.314, 327.321, 327.331, 327.341, 327.351, 327.361, 327.371, 327.381, 327.391, 327.411, 327.421, 327.441, 327.451 and 327.461, RSMo 1994, and sections 327.031, 327.041, 327.101 and 327.401, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to architects, professional engineers and professional land surveyors, and to enact in lieu thereof forty-two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

Senator Stoll moved that SCS for SB 325 be adopted.

Senator Stoll offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 325, Page 9, Section 327.111, Line 6, by deleting the word "registration" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[registration] authority"; and

Further amend said bill, Page 17, Section 327.272, Line 40, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the subdivision of land pursuant to section 137.185, RSMo."; and

Further amend said bill, Page 17, Section 327.291, Line 4, by deleting the words "fraudulently uses" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "pretends".

Senator Stoll moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Stoll offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 325, Page 26, Section 327.411.3, Line 34, by deleting all of lines 34 through 39, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "or survey."

Senator Stoll moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Mueller offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 325, Page 30, Section 327.461, Line 7, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"431.180. 1. All persons who enter into a contract for private construction work after August 28, 1995, shall make all scheduled payments pursuant to the terms of the contract. For purposes of this section, the term "persons" shall include the owner, a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, construction manager, architect, professional engineer or land surveyor.

2. Any person who has not been paid in accordance with subsection 1 of this section may bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction against a person who has failed to pay. The court may in addition to any other award for damages, award interest at the rate of up to one and one- half percent per month from the date payment was due pursuant to the terms of the contract, and reasonable attorney fees, to the prevailing party. If the parties elect to resolve the dispute by arbitration pursuant to section 435.350, RSMo, the arbitrator may award any remedy that a court is authorized to award hereunder.

3. The provisions of this section shall not apply to contracts for private construction work for the building, improvement, repair or remodeling of owner-occupied residential property of four units or less."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Mueller moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Stoll moved that SCS for SB 325, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Stoll, SCS for SB 325, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator DePasco, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SB 33, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bill has been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following messages were received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 445, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 383.105, RSMo 1994, relating to reporting certain medical malpractice insurance claims, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 34, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 537.620, RSMo 1994, relating to certain insurance for political subdivisions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 680, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 142.815, 142.824, 142.875, 142.905 and 142.908, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to motor fuel tax, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 678, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 389.612, RSMo 1994, relating to the grade crossing safety account, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 661, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 43.150, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to discipline of members of the highway patrol, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 242, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 534.070, RSMo 1994, and sections 534.090 and 535.030, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to civil procedure, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 282, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 351.448, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to corporate mergers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

The following Bills and Joint Resolution were read the 2nd time and referred to the Committees indicated:

SB 473--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 474--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 475--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 477--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 478--Insurance and Housing.

SB 479--Commerce and Environment.

SB 480--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 481--Transportation.

SB 482--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 483--Education.

SB 484--Insurance and Housing.

SB 485--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 486--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 487--Transportation.

SB 488--Education.

SB 489--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 490--Ways and Means.

SB 491--Insurance and Housing.

SB 492--Insurance and Housing.

SB 493--Judiciary.

SB 494--Commerce and Environment.

SB 495--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 496--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 497--Education.

SB 498--Transportation.

SB 499--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 500--Transportation.

SJR 29--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Howard, Chairman of the Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 233, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

Senator House, Chairman of the Committee on Education, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which were referred SB 347, SB 40, SB 241 and SB 301, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Johnson offered Senate Resolution No. 330, regarding the Connect Tomorrow Program at Webster Elementary School, St. Joseph, which was adopted.

Senator Johnson offered Senate Resolution No. 331, regarding the Bus-to-Bus Discipline Program at Plaza Middle School, Kansas City, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Molly Stark Strassner, St. Louis.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Norm Knowlton, and Sean McGinnis, Springfield.

Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, members of the Freedom of the Road Riders Club.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, David S. Allen and Patrick L. Bowan, St. Louis.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Tem Hiesberger and fourth grade students from Belair Elementary School, Jefferson City.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Mayor Tim Whitaker, and members of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Betty Preston, Trenton.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, George Bullard, Warrensburg; and Rodney Street, Centerview.

On behalf of Senator Johnson, the President introduced to the Senate, forty-two seventh grade students from Truman Middle School, St. Joseph.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Pam Canterbury, Mary Jo Eiberger and students from St. Joseph Youth Academy, St. Joseph; and Matt King, Amy Kotwani, Matt Belcher, Patty Long, Dustin Nurski, Katie Palmer, Aimee Pike, Bridget Taylor and Rachel Wardlow were made honorary pages.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned under the rules.